I went over to my friends house on Saturday. Since the moon was going to be closest to the earth's orbit (this so called "super moon") he invited me for marijuana and meditation. I just finished piercing my ear, so the thought of puffing my head off was very attractive to say the least. I arrived, and right away I was asked if I could roll up a fatty (seeing as I was the smoothest roller in the house). The weed we've been smoking was grinded very very fine, so that it was almost all crystals. Needless to say, after the second joint I was stoned pretty good. He asked me if I was down to do MDMA that night, but at first I said no. He was calling "friends" to see if anybody had acid (I was excited for this as I have never tripped on LSD), but, no luck. Me and him talked a little about Japan, and that's when I had to bust out some tears. I truly was feeling the planet's pain for this tragedy (I want to add that since I started meditating a little more than a year ago I've come really in touch with mother nature, and I'm sensitive towards the fate of others; I feel for strangers, something I could've never imagined 2 years back). I was thinking about saving the molly for when the acid arrived, just in case things get out of hand. He then started to ask around for mushrooms, but his contact told him the he would have to wait until Sunday (the day after). So I thought "Cool, I'll just roll tonight then and trip tomorrow." I downed a capsule (approx. 1/3 of a G), kicked it back and started rolling more joints. Another friend, S, came over as well, rolling, and he's usually the cheerful guy in the group, so that was even more of a pleasant surprise. We went outside to stare at the moon for like 5 minutes, went back in, and then I started to feel the extacy coming up. Later on, the owner of the house came back and chilled with us (he's a big fan of molly too). We had a pretty cool bonding experience (I think it had also something to do with the Rose Quartz I was carrying, a Gemstone associated with the heart chakra; I'll get back to this later as it was part of my mushrooms trip as well). Even later that night, the third roommate came home from work (doorman/bouncer). I went upstairs and told him he should come down and hang out with us (he's usually very introverted). I guess he appreciated the gesture and actually came down after 20 minutes or so. We all started to talk and share the love, and he could definitely feel it as well (mind you he was not rolling). Nothing really 'exciting' happened, but it was a night filled with love :)
So next day, woke up at around 3 pm. I still felt a little tired, and my conclusion was that we were going to cancel our mushroom trip, as everybody was still tired. Nonetheless, after the owner of the house came down again (when I say down I mean basement), holding an ounce of some of the funkiest and most exotic weed I've ever smelled (and smoked, of course :)), my friend told me that the mushies would arrive around 6 pm. To be honest, I got a little nervous as I felt that I didn't want to trip, but at the same time I realized that I've been hunting for mushrooms for a while now. I decided to stay of course. We smoked more and more weed (which made me a little nervous, but I was almost sober when the fungi finally arrived). My friend went upstairs, and then came down to inform me that I should come upstairs and eat my dose. So I flew up the stairs and got right to eating the suckers. We lacked a scale, but not being a beginner, I only ate approx. 4-5 caps, and an equal amount of stems. I was taking it easy too (by that I mean I did not eat everything they had ready for me). Thought I'd let them kick in first, and then decide to eat some more; well that wasn't necessary. As I hadn't eaten all day (except for a protein shake right after waking up) I knew they were going to kick in fast and hard (my last couple of times tripping I'd wait an hour+ for the 'shrooms to start producing magic as I'd have pretty good meals before the trip). So about 20 minutes later things start to appear more colourful, walls start breathing, the usual ya know. I'm getting excited now, can't wait to be full out frying. I close my eyes, and in the blackness/darkness, I can start to see coloured dots. "This is good" I'm thinking to myself. the owner of the house, A, puts on some music in the other room (some type of electric music) and we chill on the couch (upstairs in the the living room). I was just sitting there, looking at the walls and ceiling, enjoying the oncoming trip so far. As the night progresses a little, A starts to make weird sounds while standing up and having his eyes closed (he was kinda moving his body as well; I'm guessing he was in some type of trance). Well, my main friend, J, then gets up and asks A if he's doing alright. I told him to sit down in order not to trip A out (my theory is that if you interrupt somebody's trance asking them if they are ok, they will most likely assume things are NOT ok and drift into a negative loop pattern; happened to me before). He didn't, of course, because he is like me and likes control. Since I was at HIS crib I decided not to make a big deal out of it, and just told him to speak in a calm voice. A responded with a confused look on his face, not knowing what's going on. Now, I think I overheard A telling me that he took some GHB (one of his favourites)before the mushies. It took every ounce of will power not to freak the hell out then and there. I mean, I don't know how well Psilocybin and GHB go together, and after all this IS his house (so he is usually the person around to comfort everybody else). J then get's a chair for A to sit down on. He does, and as he starts drifting away again, he's leaning on his shoulder with his head, making these weird noises again, even drooling. I told the rest of the group (3 others) to calm down, and that he is most likely going through a phase of bliss (he would always start to smile and then stop again). A almost falls off his chair, that's when J told him to get on the couch. He did and passed out (probably the GHB). So now it's us four chilling on the same couch. We all squeez together (mind you we all lift weights on the regular, and me at my 190lbs at 5'7" am the lightest guy there; I also happen to be the only one that's still natural/steroid free). I'm tripping heavy now, having very strong Deja Vus (I love it). I love the dream-like state mushrooms give me (I love dreaming and remember most of my dreams, so yeah, you do the math), but at certain times, mostly when I'd look up to the corner between the ceiling and the wall (not between 2 walls and the ceiling) and the corner of the room that was diagonal to me, the wall would start to grow (away from me/in the opposite direction) and that gave me nightmarish feelings. "Is this it, is this how a real nightmare trip begins?" I asked myself, thinking about all the anti-LSD propaganda I had seen and what not (you know, people holding their heads, screaming and all that). However, I quickly snapped out of it by closing my eyes and looking at all those melting colours, seemingly forming different objects. Beautiful! After I opened my eyes again, I could feel this alien-presence, like I'm being watched by extraterrestrials. This overwhelmed me a little, but at the same time it was a very special feeling. I knew then and there that on my next trip I will be using a gemstone called Tektite, which is said to help communicate with extraterrestrial life. I then decide to go downstairs and get my iPod for some Shpongle action :D I come back up (I know now that I should've stayed downstairs, alone), sit on the couch and dig those plugs into my hears. The vibrations of "Spongle Falls" start to bless my ear drums, aahhh. Since I've been thinking about the Ying and Yang lately, that's what popped up into my mind. I would feel really giggly for a moment, and then the other moment I would be mentally fighting for a good trip again. BANG, it hit me. That's exactly how mother earth (that's my term for 'God' as I'd like to 'praise'/give thanks to something that is around me, as opposed to an invisible 'man' in the sky) feels all the time. I mean, we pick up on the planets vibrations, so it only makes sense that the planet too picks upon OUR vibrations. I felt like I could feel what every human being was feeling, from anger, to fright, to sadness, to joy and bliss, constantly switching up. Realizing this, the negative thoughts started to ease off, but remained in the background nonetheless.
All in all, it was a very spiritual and insightful trip. Some scary and difficult moments, but I never had a trip on mushrooms where I only experienced bliss and the 'cosmic giggle'. I'm certain the woods (or anywhere in nature) will give me much better trips, so I'm definitely looking forward to that.
Also, now I know what people mean when they say the visuals on DXM are 'dead', as on mushrooms, everything seemed to sparkle with light and life. However, DXM gives me less of a mind fuck, so it's easier for recreational use. Although I love DXM + Weed, Mushrooms are much more special and intense.
This is a fairly long report, so to everybody who pulled through the whole thing, thank you for your time. Any comments and feed back is appreciated :)
Happy Tripping and Good Vibes to all my fellow Shroomerites!